Jack Pine, 8' Camera Crane
2010, HD video, 4'23", looped with sound.
A sweeping 360-degree crane shot at the majestic vista where the notable Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson created his iconic Jack Pine (1916-1917.) Far more cumbersome than a paint box, the crane literally clashes with the subject with slapstick intensity. An affectionate critique of the ineradicable Canadian landscape genre, and a humourous look at the ways it can be incompatible with some tools of contemporary art-making.
Update, fall 2022
Jack Pine 8' Camera Crane was exhibited on "The Ribbon," the RBC Art Collection's video screen in Royal
Bank Plaza, Toronto. Curated by Corrie Jackson and Stefan Hancherow, screen formatting by Creative Partners.